Monday, 22 June 2009

"Bloom where you are planted?" Not a chance

If there are some things which are universal in human experience, one of them must be to complain about the weather.

Here in the southern USA we have been socked into unusually high temperatures and humidity for this time of year. In Sarasota, FL the thermometer has rarely shown lower than 75 F at night, and has been in the high 90’s F during the day. It’s all been a bit much. (It’s 85 F even as I write, at 9:33 p.m.)

Meanwhile, up in Massachusetts and other northern States it has been wet, wet, wet, with “summer” temperatures in the 60’s F.

We’d like some of their cooler air and rain. They’d like some of our higher temperatures.

(Who ever said “bloom where you are planted” had no sense of the weather!)

Complaining does not change matters, but it does give opportunity for conversations, even with strangers. And air conditioning in homes and cars makes all the difference.

Penne still demands her “poop or pee” walks about five times each day, so I have sweated with the best, even at 6:00 a.m. today!

Ada and Adelaide are wise cats, and they have stayed inside.

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